Since 2004, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) has presented the Henry Paolucci/Walter Bagehot Book Award to authors in recognition of their scholarly achievements. This year's winner was William Daugherty, author of Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency. Mr. Daugherty received a $5,000 cash award and was given an opportunity to lecture about his book, which looks at the use of covert actions by U.S. presidents since 1947. Mark Bowden, who wrote the forward to the book, makes opening remarks. This event was hosted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute based in Wilmington, Delaware.William Daugherty is a professor of criminal justice and political science at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. Before joining the AASU faculty, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was an officer with the Central Intelligence Agency at the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran. He was one of fifty-two Americans held hostage for 444 days in Iran between 1979 and 1980 and is the author of In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran. Mark Bowden is a journalist and adjunct professor at Loyola College in Maryland. He is the author of Black Hawk Down, Killing Pablo, and Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam.moreless
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